Sir Loin of Beef Axelrod
After Crazy Uncle Joe Biden promised to “give you the whole load today,”
the chief strategist to President Barack Obama descended into Looney Tunes territory:
AXELROD ON OBAMA: PASSION ‘COMING FROM HIS LOINS’
“I’ve never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now. He believes in what he’s doing. He believes in what he’s fighting for,” Axelrod said. “You can see in the speech that he’s delivering that this is coming from his loins.”
Bugs Bunny himself knighted Axelrod
Carlos Eire develops the Medieval theme,
This unexpected Bakhtinian turn in Axelrod’s rhetoric most definitely sinks the Obama campaign into the realm of the Carnivalesque and of the lower bodily functions. This means, of course, that Axelrod has revealed a slippage on the part of the Great One into the medieval and primitive, which can only mean an abandonment of the rational and modern.
Which brings us to some rational and modern Lessons from Experience in Sex and Politics
Compare and contrast,
“Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”
OBAMA’S NOVEMBER BLUNDER
One of Barack Obama’s problems is that he is not a very accomplished public speaker. When he veers away from his teleprompter, which you pretty much have to do on the stump, his instincts are poor and he tends to get into trouble. That happened yesterday when Obama said to a crowd that had just booed Mitt Romney, “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.” That was a dumb thing to say on several levels, and it exposed an ugly aspect of Obama’s personality. He really does think that opposing him is somehow dirty pool, and that “revenge” is the appropriate treatment for those who fail to bow to the mighty Barack.
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